A self-proclaimed ‘cougar granny’ says her mental health has been negatively affected by being unable to have sex during lockdown – and that she has been ‘pushed to the point of no return’.
Gaynor Evans, 57, from Enfield, North London, has dated more than 200 younger men since she had a fling with a 23-year-old after divorcing her second husband in 2010.
She appeared on This Morning today, where she spoke out against government rules which mean adults are unable to have sex with someone who does not live in their household.
The mother-of-four teased that she’s at the ‘point of no return’ and that politicians such as ‘dishy Rishi and dashing Dominic Raab’ are starting to appeal to her.
Gaynor Evans, 57, from Enfield, North London,says her mental health has been negatively effected by being unable to have sex during lockdown
The cougar gran has dated more than 200 younger men since she had a fling with a 23-year-old after divorcing her second husband in 2010
She said: ‘I’ve done okay, I’ve been really well behaved as an adult and I’m sure younger single people are not sticking to the rules like me. I’ve not done that, I’ve stuck to them.
‘And just at the point I thought there would be a bit of light at the end of my tunnel, they bring out this rule, this is ridiculous how are they going to police that.’
She told that during lockdown, the likes of Rishi Sunak and Dominic Raab have caught her eye -after her passion had been ignited by the steamy hit BBC Three series staring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.
She said: ‘I’m at the point of no return. I was tipped over the edge by the series Normal People. It hasn’t helped me at all, watching that was like “oh my god”.
Gaynor told her passion had been ignited by hit the hit BBC Three series staring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal (both pictured)
She told that during lockdown, the likes of Rishi Sunak and Dominic Raab have caught her eye during lockdown
‘Even the politicians started to look good, you’ve got dishy Rishi and dashing Dominic Raab.
Viewers thought Gaynor’s antics were hilarious, with one tweeting: ‘Dishy Rishi and Dashing Dominic Love it! Thanks for the laughs Cougar Gran
Another added: ‘The Cougar Gran on This Morning is my spirit animal! Gaynor, we love you!’.
Gaynor said she had her first liaison with a younger man after meeting him at Royal Ascot following the collapse of her marriage.
‘I did try dating older men at the beginning of my divorce’, said Gaynor, ‘I had a feeling I didn’t want to go into as serious relationship at that time . I just wanted to enjoy myself and younger men are more fun’.
Viewers thought Gaynor’s antics were hilarious and quickly took to Twitter to comment
As for trying out online dating during lockdown, Gaynor says she ‘doesn’t see the point’ as she’s unable to ‘relive stress’ through sex.
She said: ‘What is the point in online dating, I’ve got people I can see already. The single person, not just my age group, they’re struggling with this.
‘You either have to break the rules or miss the release from the stress and anxiety – and sex is one way of releasing that stress.’
The author and businesswoman never dates exclusively and previously told she has no intention of her love life slowing down.
The mother teased to hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield (pictured) that she’s at the ‘point of no return’
Gaynor said she doesn’t mind the stigma from other women and claims her family are supportive – even though some of her dates are younger than her children.
She said: ‘I’m an older woman who has stepped outside convention – I’m very unusual. I’m one of the most openly prolific cougars out there. I’m not boasting about it and I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m non-repentant.
‘I make no apologies for being a prolific cougar because it’s a lifestyle choice and one I’m happy with. Although I’m nearly 60, I feel 30.
‘My sexual desire has never waned and I’m dating three men non-exclusively at the moment.’